Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, Little Red Rooster, Althea, When I Paint My Masterpiece, So Many Roads, The Music Never Stopped Iko Iko, Wave To The Wind-> Truckin'-> Spoonful-> He's Gone-> Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> The Days Between-> Around & Around, E: Liberty
This is one of those later year shows where you might not guess 1993 but for the tune selection. Only the 2nd Days Between, so that gives away that it's likely a 1993 model b/c there wasn't much playing like this in 1994, and none in 1995. Definitely one of, if not the best, Days Between - - a song that hit my heart and soul the first time I heard it, and hasn't let go to this day. Was going through a dissolving marriage in 93 through 95, then lost my mom in Feb 95, followed by Jerry 7 months later.... Days Between [and So Many Roads] just resonated big time. Fast forward to 2020, and I'm a 61 year old grandfather with 2 remarkable adult daughters..... and the tunes still ring true, though in a more reflective way.... just like I can now sing Truckin' as what a long strange trip it's been, rather than it's going to be..... ah, perspective from the opposite ends of the time continuum..... Anyway.... solid show other than the Wave to the Wind [Eye's ultra light as I called it]. No rating as wasn't there and can't assess the overall experience that I like to rate on. But if you asked me for a music only rating.... likely 4 stars for the Days Between alone...... Gave the best we had to give.... how much we'll never know!
October 1, 2019 Subject:
always sounds better when you are there
it always sounds better when you are there, but hearing this again on the Grateful Dead Channels noon concert, it sounds uninspired and unfocused. there are times when they sound like they are going to stop playing.
as a bass player, i am a big Phil fan , but Wave To the Wind is a prime example of why Phil should only sing Box of Rain.
the only highlight is Ken Nordine's "word jazz" segment.
very lackluster show.
February 16, 2019 Subject:
RIP Ken Nordine
December 12, 2011 Subject:
A pleasant surprise
I don't listen to much 90's dead but I came to hear So Many Roads and Days Between, both songs I love. I was surprised by the strength of the show overall. The Althea in particular is excellent and I just loved the Liberty encore.
December 27, 2010 Subject:
I am pretty sure this is in mono up through Music Never Stopped. But once you hit Aiko, the sound is excellent.
Reviewer:spirit of eden
August 7, 2010 Subject:
This message goes to the great Vault release team of GDP ; You guys need to blend this great SBD with Keith Leitzenbergers Sennheiser audience of this night .
This is one of the most solid shows of 1993 , and the 92 - 95 period which i see as different , due to jerry s health problem in mid 1992
.... Summer 1993 has many hit & miss moments , featuring the 2nd night in Chicago as the most solid , setlist and playing wise . The RFK shows are also grand .
1994 has about 10 worthy shows , the other shows range from luke warm , to intriguing . And 1995 has great moments , but very far in between .
This band s entire span has a wide wealth of good music ( The earlier years , specifically up to 1985 being pretty noteworthy ..... ] . But the latter years , where the band also shined , deserve a really fine ear to seek out and single out the good stuff . Peace
March 12, 2010 Subject:
This is the definitive Days Between
And, even though it has a few very minor flubs, it should have been included on the So Many Roads box set, instead of a relatively feeble studio rehearsal version from 3 weeks before.
March 3, 2008 Subject:
I passed the test
This was my 2nd show. The Ramble on Rosemont scene was crazy. Too many heads for security to deal with in the lot. Anyway, we ate some green shields and I could not have picked a more perfect time or place to take a trip.
A tight Help>Slip into a long Franklin's Tower. Vince's piano makes it shine in this version.
Rooster was done in classic Chicago blues style. I recognized this tune even if it was only my 2nd show. The set cooks along with a sweet So Many Roads and a nice Music Never Stopped.
By the time the 2nd set started I was out there.
During Truckin' the boys looked like the skeletons in the Touch video. The only thing I remember after that was Ken Nordine saying, "It's great being here with you, Jerry and the greatest band in the entire universe."
The show rips into The Other One with Jerry making nice use of his MIDI. The once frenzied crowd was then entranced by Garcia's magic with a sick version of Days Between. Around and Around played Chicago blues style closed the set. I didn't know at the time it was a newer song, but liked the Liberty encore.